The average wedding cake can run up into at least $800 nowadays. To cut your costs by more than half, it is not uncommon for brides to opt for alternatives such as cupcakes, cheesecakes, brownies, and donuts as a wedding cake idea. For cupcakes, you can get the help of your closest friends and relatives and have a cupcake-baking marathon. You can choose the flavor you want and then have the cupcakes decorated with your initials or just simply sprinkled with some sugar confetti, or topped with a simple sugar flower. When displaying them at the wedding, you can rent a cake stand or just simply lay them out in a pretty fashion interspersed with flowers or petals.
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